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Chicago Community Sentiment Survey on Crime and Gunshot Detection

Publication Date

October 2022


Fallon Research & Communications Inc. and the National Policing Institute


Given the debate over the use of gunshot detection in the city of Chicago, the study was designed to better understand attitudes of Chicagoans across the entire city in a quantitative manner.

This community sentiment study focused on resident attitudes toward public safety and a gunshot detection technology the Chicago Police department has utilized since 2015. The study was conducted by Fallon Research, an opinion research and polling firm in operation since 2001. The National Policing Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit research and policy organization based in Arlington, VA reviewed, advised, and concurred with the overall design of this study, the development of the research survey, the data collections plan, and the results/interpretations that were produced by Fallon Research. NPI applauds ShotSpotter for commissioning Fallon Research to engage the citizens of Chicago in better understanding their views related to community safety and the use of gunshot detection technology by the Chicago Police Department. The survey was funded by ShotSpotter, the company providing gunshot detection services to the city of Chicago.

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Recommended Citation

Fallon Research & Communications Inc. & the National Policing Institute. (2022). Chicago community sentiment survey on crime and gunshot detection. https://www.policinginstitute.org/publication/chicago-community-sentiment-survey-on-crime-and-gunshot-detection/